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Quick Facts


Over 1,000 faculty teach 608 medical students, 50 students in the physician assistant program, 111 students in the physical therapy program, and 337 graduate students.

Faculty also teach basic science classes to more than 5,000 undergraduate students from other University of Iowa colleges.

Profile of the 2021 entering class of medical students:

  • 152 students, including 8 in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
  • 104 Iowa residents
  • 71 women (46.7%)
  • 3.80 GPA


Match Day 2022 results:

  • 50 percent of the class (76 students) chose primary care specialties
  • 39 graduates will remain in Iowa for their first year of postgraduate training
  • 29 graduates are training at UI Hospitals & Clinics


For the 2021 edition of “Best Graduate Schools,” U.S. News ranks the UI Carver College of Medicine in the following categories:

  • Physical Therapy: No. 4
  • Family Medicine: No. 15
  • Primary Care: No. 20
  • Internal Medicine: No. 29
  • Research: No. 34

In addition, the college’s Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science maintains its No. 6 ranking from 2016, the last year U.S. News ranked physical therapy (PT) programs.

25 percent of Iowa physicians have a role in helping educate Iowa medical students.

The Carver College of Medicine ranked 8th, according to business and technology website, Business Insider. The ranking appeared as part of the website's listing of "The 25 best medical schools in America."


Ranked 39th in the nation and 16th among public institutions by 2022 U.S. News & World Report. Overall, the research enterprise received $245.7 million in external funding for FY2020.

Ranked 41st in the nation by the National Institutes of Health for FY2020. 

Two faculty members are Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators.

Fourteen* faculty are members of the National Academy of Medicine.  *Two faculty are emeritus. 

Two faculty are members of the National Academies of Sciences.


316 faculty are listed in Best Doctors in America.

Faculty and staff provide clinical services at 243 outreach clinics serving 254 Iowa communities.

50 percent of Iowa’s 5,000 practicing physicians received some or all of their medical education at University of Iowa.


The UI Carver College of Medicine is comprised of 11 buildings that total approximately 1,392,850 gross square feet (gsf) of space. This yields about 921,000 net square feet of usable space, which is devoted to research, education, and administrative and event activities.

The Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building provides a home for high-risk, high reward biomedical research and has added approximately 250,000 gsf of research space.